Courtesy image, T-Birds

Courtesy image, T-Birds

Three T-Birds make NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings

Kubicek, Bauer and Lyda

  • Monday, January 13, 2020 2:52pm
  • Sports

Three Seattle Thunderbirds are listed on the NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings released Monday for 2020 NHL Draft scheduled for June 26 and June 27 in Montreal, Quebec.

Defenseman Simon Kubicek is ranked 95. Kubicek, born Dec. 19, 2001, is in his second season with the T-Birds and has four goals and 14 assists in 30 games. Last season he had nine goals and 19 assists for 29 points with 57 penalty minutes in 61 games. Kubicek was selected by the T-Birds in the second round, 89th overall, in the 2018 CHL Import Draft.

Kubicek recently returned from representing the Czech Republic at the 2020 World Junior Championship. He had a goal and two assists at the Junior Championship.

Defenseman Tyrel Bauer is ranked 168. Bauer, born March 23, 2002, is in his second season with the T-Birds and has three goals and six assists in 37 games. Last season he played in 64 games and had two goals and 12 assists for 14 points with 91 penalty minutes. Bauer was selected by the T-Birds in the second round, 41st overall, in the 2017 Bantam Draft.

Goalie Blake Lyda is ranked number 23 among goalies. Lyda, born May 21, 2002, is in his first season with the T-Birds. He has appeared in 12 games and has a 3-6-0-0 record with a 4.55 goals against average and a .878 save percentage. Lyda was acquired from the Everett Silvertips on May 2, 2019, for a third round pick in the 2021 Bantam Draft.

Kubicek, Bauer and Lyda are three of 57 WHL players listed on the NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings.

The T-Birds next game is 7:35 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17 against the Regina Pats at accesso ShoWare Center. This game is the fourth and final Dave and Buster’s Pub Night of the season. Fans can get a ticket, hat and beer to the game for $22 with a minimum purchase of 10.




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@kentreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.kentreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Sports

Courtesy Photo, Emerald Downs
Emerald Downs to increase horse racing purses by 10% in 2022

Second consecutive year of 10% increase at Auburn track

Courtesy Photo, Seattle Kraken
New tickets released for Seattle Kraken preseason game in Kent

Entry requirements for Oct. 2 game include proof of vaccination

Kent’s Jaleen Roberts, collecting a silver medal for the long jump at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, also took silver in the 100 meters. COURTESY PHOTO, Joe Kusumoto, USOPC
Kent’s Jaleen Roberts captures silver in 100 at Paralympic Games

Kent-Meridian graduate wins second silver medal in Tokyo

Kingston Edwards, middle, meets Mariners players Justin Dunn, Justus Sheffield and Kyle Lewis when he was announced as one of the Hometown Nine. Photo courtesy of Ben VanHouten, Seattle Mariners
Federal Way teen selected for Seattle Mariners Hometown Nine class

Hometown Nine is a five-year fellowship program to help build the academic, athletic success of local students.

Hometown Nine fellow Imani Brown (center) poses for a photo with Mariners pitcher Justin Dunn (Left) and Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis during an event for the Hometown Nine class of 2026 at T-Mobile Park. Photo by Ben VanHouten/ Seattle Mariners.
Auburn middle school student athlete chosen for Mariners fellowship

Imani Brown, 13, plays baseball and attends Rainier Middle School

Talia Walton in high school playing for Federal Way in the state championships. File photo
Former UW Husky, WNBA player named Renton schools athletic director

Federal Way High basketball alum Talia Walton aims to rally the community around sports.

t
Kent’s Jaleen Roberts takes silver medal in long jump at Paralympic Games | Update

Took sixth place in 200 meters and set an American record

Thomas Milic of the Seattle Thunderbirds will participate in the Seattle Kraken training camp. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse/Seattle Thunderbirds
T-Birds goaltender to participate in Kraken training camp

Thomas Milic will head to Seattle from Kent

A Decatur High School student in Federal Way participates in a conditioning workout in Feb. 2021 as the state eased back in to in-person activities. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
State announces mask requirements for student sports, performing arts

Athletes are not required to wear masks when participating in sports of any contact level while outside.

t
Six T-Birds heading to NHL training camps

Rempe, Bauer, Roulette, Ciona, Hanzel and Rybinski

The Seattle Thunderbirds return to play in October. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse/Seattle Thunderbirds
Western Hockey League adopts mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy

Kent’s Seattle Thunderbirds are league member